Japanese Supplier Opens Kentucky Plant

Japanese Supplier Opens Kentucky Plant

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Out on Strike

United States

#1 Mar 23, 2008
Don't see many American suppliers opening new plants here....

Howa USA Inc., a subsidiary of Japanese supplier Howa Textile Industry Co., opened a plant this week in Bowling Green, Ky. The company will use the 80,000-square-foot building to make dash insulators, headliners and interior products for automotive customers.

Howa spent more than $10 million on the building and expects to create 61 jobs in the Kentucky Transpark area, according to a release dated Tuesday, March 18. The company received tax benefits totaling up to $1 million under Kentucky's Industrial Development Act.

" Our business in the U.S.A. has been growing rapidly," Akiyori Shibuya, president of Howa Textile Industry, said in an earlier statement. The company built the plant " in order to meet the needs of our current and future customers," he said.

Howa Textile Industry, of Kasugai Aichi, Japan, has been making interior auto parts since 1955. The company supplies interior parts for manufacturers such as Toyota Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co.
Built Ford Tough

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Mar 23, 2008
Out on Strike wrote:
Don't see many American suppliers opening new plants here....
Howa USA Inc., a subsidiary of Japanese supplier Howa Textile Industry Co., opened a plant this week in Bowling Green, Ky. The company will use the 80,000-square-foot building to make dash insulators, headliners and interior products for automotive customers.
Howa spent more than $10 million on the building and expects to create 61 jobs in the Kentucky Transpark area, according to a release dated Tuesday, March 18. The company received tax benefits totaling up to $1 million under Kentucky's Industrial Development Act.
" Our business in the U.S.A. has been growing rapidly," Akiyori Shibuya, president of Howa Textile Industry, said in an earlier statement. The company built the plant " in order to meet the needs of our current and future customers," he said.
Howa Textile Industry, of Kasugai Aichi, Japan, has been making interior auto parts since 1955. The company supplies interior parts for manufacturers such as Toyota Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co.
Of cousrse they don't re tard!!! They have already been here since day one. That is how America was built. What a moron..

70plyRR

Since: Aug 07

Trumbull CT

#3 Mar 23, 2008
Out on Strike wrote:
Don't see many American suppliers opening new plants here....
Howa USA Inc., a subsidiary of Japanese supplier Howa Textile Industry Co., opened a plant this week in Bowling Green, Ky. The company will use the 80,000-square-foot building to make dash insulators, headliners and interior products for automotive customers.
Howa spent more than $10 million on the building and expects to create 61 jobs in the Kentucky Transpark area, according to a release dated Tuesday, March 18. The company received tax benefits totaling up to $1 million under Kentucky's Industrial Development Act.
" Our business in the U.S.A. has been growing rapidly," Akiyori Shibuya, president of Howa Textile Industry, said in an earlier statement. The company built the plant " in order to meet the needs of our current and future customers," he said.
Howa Textile Industry, of Kasugai Aichi, Japan, has been making interior auto parts since 1955. The company supplies interior parts for manufacturers such as Toyota Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co.
well obvious guy says... no schit.
Out on Strike

United States

#4 Mar 24, 2008
It's great news to see a NEW plant be built here in the U.S. to service the new automakers who have set up operations here. Old plants provide income on an ongoing basis, however a new plant also provides construction and trades jobs to the local people in addition to serial employment when production commences. I expect this plant to double in size within 3 years as production ramps up.

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